OliveyOlive is one of Nialler9’s 20 best new artists of 2022, who released a debut album Life Of Colour which features 13 tracks of effervescent electronic music for the head and body, with turns from Hare Squead’s Tony Konstone, Daryl Bengo, Daire Patel, Curtisy and Jamie Freed.
Here are his 10 tracks of the year.
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EDEN – Balling
This track honestly just brings back the feels of being a young stupid careless teenager. So much beauty in it, beauty in being that free spirited youthful version of yourself. Sometimes that can disappear as you grow older hence why I love the feel of this record.
The Weeknd – Out Of time (Kaytranada Remix)
When my favourite R&B artist and electronic producer came together I knew this was going to be a beautiful record. It’s safe to say that we need that Weeknd & Kaytranada album.
Hare Squead – Amazing Gray
Still amazes me how as Irish creatives in this modern time we’ve been so blessed to breathe and share the same air with these pioneers. It’s okay to be a man, feel emotions and be sad. I turn this record every time I need help crying but my ego refuses. Thank You Lilo & Tony I appreciate you guys & our brotherhood.
TSHA – Giving Up (feat. Mafro)
I heard this in Sports Direct in Dublin while shopping for new jiu jitsu accessories. The fact that I heard this during a period when I felt like giving up on love, then decided to pick up a new sport and choose to keep pushing for more internal growth will always keep this track close to my heart. Thank You Shazam!
Wizkid – Bad To Me
Forever grateful to the goat, because of you I found Afrobeat and fell in love with it immediately and it helped me connect to my roots and remind me why I love being African and why it’s so beautiful and pure. “More Love & Less Ego” is a phrase i’ve been pushing since the drop of LOC, So OFC i freaked when i saw Wiz dropped an album with this title. ‘Bad To Me’ is free and loose, even in the alps it still sounds like it was made for this environment. It’s universal.
Jamie xx – Let’s Do It Again
One of my favourite electronic musicians to come out of the UK. Jamie – thank you for the creative barriers you continuously knocked down as an electronic musician. This track reminds me why dancing will forever be the greatest thing for the spirit and soul. From me to you reading now, Never stop dancing!
George Fitzgerald – Cold
This track dropped during a period when I struggled really badly creatively and mentally. The production, programming and aura sent tingles down my body the first time I heard it. The song alone made me realise going forward that aura and visual environment is so important in your creative process as an artist.
Lous & The Yakuza – Kisé
Energy every time I play or spin this track in the club. French rap is something so underrated but it’s okay because other parts of the world give them the flowers they deserve. Been following Lous since dilemma before her debut album Gore dropped. She never fails to make me get turnt or have me sit down and really take her poetic lyricism.
SZA – Low
Trappy, soulful and braggadocious with an elegant flow. Everything I feel when I listen to this track, still can’t get over how beautiful SOS is. Ireland thanks you SZA!
Daire Patel – Way That You Are
One of the few musicians that when I heard his music I knew immediately our first encounter would be beautiful. I can’t describe how this track makes me feel because I feel too many things at once when I listen. Thank You Daire, Appreciate you and our brotherhood forever. Additional Production By Me & Mixed By Me.
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